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In recent years we have witnessed marijuana consumption increase in popularity with more states legalizing it for recreational and medical purposes. With that being said, there is still plenty of confusion about how marijuana can be consumed safely and effectively. So, in this article, we will provide a guide on marijuana consumption including the benefits and drawbacks of each method. We will also provide tips to help you choose the right method for you based on your personal needs and preferences. Whether you are trying marijuana for the first time or you’re an experienced smoker, here is everything you need to know about marijuana consumption.


Bongs are considered a classic marijuana consumption device. These water filtration devices have been depicted in pop culture for decades and are a very popular method of consumption. A traditional bong generally consists of a mouthpiece, a neck, a bowl, a clutch, and a base. According to Molino Glass, you can also find this device in a variety of sizes and materials to suit any preference, and there are even exclusive stylish bongs which deliver your smoke with class. To consume with a bong, simply fill the base with a bit of water (you can also add ice), stack some dry crushed cannabis in the bowl, put a finger over the clutch, hold the mouthpiece up to your mouth, and then light the herb with a flame while you inhale at the same time. You will soon start noticing the water start to bubble and the bong slowly starting to fill up with smoke. Once all the weed has been burnt, let go of the clutch and begin inhaling and exhaling the smoke collected in the bong. The water purifies the smoke and provides a smoother hit, which is a great advantage. You also use much less cannabis with a bong which saves money over time. The downside is the health risks associated with combustion, and the fact that bongs aren’t designed to be portable. Something to consider is that this device requires regular maintenance and cleaning.


Vaporizers are inhalation devices that produce vapour by heating cannabis at a controlled temperature. This device typically consists of a mouthpiece, chamber, and battery. To consume, put a small amount of dry cannabis in the chamber and turn the device on. You must then select a temperature and start to inhale/exhale. There are many advantages of this device, however, the most notable one is that it is considered healthier than smoking because there is no combustion involved. On the downside, it is known to cause dry mouth and throat. Again, before buying a vaporizer, you must commit to regular maintenance and cleaning.

Dab Rigs

Dab rigs are water filtration devices that produce vapour. The look slightly resembles a bong, but uses a nail typically made from quartz. This device does not use dry herbs, but rather a wax or concentrate. To use this device, add some water into the base, put a small amount of wax into the bowl, heat the nail with a flame until it is hot, and then heat the wax with the nail until vapour is produced, which you then inhale. This device produces strong flavour and potent effects, however it is a pricey investment. People still love it though because of the intense effects.

Glass Pipes

A glass pipe is a small handheld inhalation device with a mouthpiece, a small neck, and a bowl on the opposite end. To consume with this device, simply add some crushed cannabis in the bowl, hold the device up to your mouth, and light the herbs while inhaling simultaneously. This device is portable and convenient. However, it is not the most durable. The combustion is also very harsh on the throat and lungs, which must be considered. Overall, people appreciate the quick onset and convenience of this smoking device.


Bubblers are water pipes that are portable and smaller than bongs. It consists of a mouthpiece, a small neck, and a small base for water. You use this device the exact same way that you would use a bong, and the water filtration makes the hit much cooler. The only downside is that cleaning this small device is a mission which you must keep in mind before investing. Overall, people love the convenience and portability of this device.

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